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Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories and Songs: Dreamers and the Land was produced and directed by the Doig River First Nation in northeastern British Columbia, Canada, in collaboration with curators Amber Ridington and Kate Hennessy, and a team of Dane-zaa elders and youth, ethnographers, and linguists. It introduces viewers to the history of Dane-zaa Dreamers, and the community’s past and present relationship to the land. The exhibit’s community-directed production process facilitated the articulation of local goals for revitalizing language, recording oral traditions, and traveling to important places in their territory. It also resulted in wide-ranging discussions about what cultural information and knowledge could, and could not, be shared over the Internet, and extensive community participation in determining how they should be represented on-line.